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CHICAGO–Specialized private equity firm Arbor Investments has completed a recapitalization of Bradshaw International, the designer, marketer and category manager of kitchen gadgets, bakeware, cookware and home cleaning supplies.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Bradshaw family in continuing the tradition of this fine company,” said Gregory Purcell, chief executive officer, Arbor. “Bradshaw’s management and employees have created an extremely well-run business with excellent distribution in supermarkets, mass merchandisers, specialty and value stores across North America.”
The Bradshaw family has been involved in owning food and beverage businesses since 1905 when it established the RD Bradshaw & Sons Honey Company. Bradshaw Intl. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
“Arbor is a great fit for us as we share many of the same customers with its numerous portfolio companies,” said Doug Bradshaw, chairman, Bradshaw Intl. “They recognize our company’s enormous potential and have the requisite financial resources to fund our growth.”
Investing in food, beverage and related industries, Arbor has $258 million of capital under management.